Slice of Jazz with Rhys Phillips

Jazz London Radio is happy to announce that the programme Slice of Jazz which can be heard on Radio Cardiff every weekend will be repeated weekdays on Jazz London Radio starting the afternoon of November 2nd. Slice of Jazz will be aired on Monday afternoons at 1.30pm between the JLR Interview Series and Chris Hodgkins’s Jazz Then and Now. You can also catch the show on Wednesday mornings at 11am, prior to the Vinyl Vaults at 1pm. We hope you enjoy the “Slice of Jazz”.

A SLICE OF JAZZ

From Cardiff, Rhys Phillips presents a weekly slice of jazz as he shares his favourite tracks, rounds
up the latest news from the jazz world and has top guests in conversation and in session. Mike Sims
provides the weekly album review and Jonathan Crespo brings us his Beginner’s Guide to Jazz. A
Slice of Jazz is a Radio Cardiff Production. For more information, go to www.asliceofjazz.uk.

RHYS PHILLIPS

Rhys is a jazz trumpeter and radio presenter based in Cardiff. His love of jazz comes from growing
up with a jazz lover and pianist for a father. When not presenting A Slice of Jazz, Rhys can be found
gigging with his jazz band Imperfect Tenth, presenting his science radio show, Pythagoras’ Trousers
or protecting aeroplanes from lightning strikes!

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Kevin Davy’s D’semble

Kevin DavyAnother week and another announcement  Jazz London Radio has recruited the services of trumpet player Kevin Davy for a weekly show entitled Kevin Davy’s D’semble. Kevin will be playing a great selection of jazz, soul, gospel and a bit of avantgarde music, which will give Jazz London Radio another dimension in its ever diversified playlist. The show will run on Friday and Sunday nights during the Soul Jazz Special slot.

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Emily Saunders to Present Latin Mix on JLR

Jazz London Radio is pleased to announce critically acclaimed singer Emily Saunders will be joining the station to host “The Latin Mix” every weekend starting Saturday 23rd May. In ‘The Latin Mix’ Emily will be dropping out some killing Latin vibes and Latin-tinged tunes – expect exciting grooves and seductive chillout.

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JLR Interview – Barbara Dennerlein

Barbara Dennerlein is one of the best Hammond organists in the world today and indeed the best Hammond organist to come out of Europe.  Barbara hails from Munich in Germany and makes her base there. Barbara took to the organ from an early age after receiving an organ as a birthday present from her grandfather. Barbara immediately set about learning the instrument inside out and mastered it including the use of the foot pedals to play the bass lines. Barbara is self-taught; I often find that musicians who are self-taught and master their instrument are also the innovators of the jazz world; Jaco Pastorius springs to mind immediately.

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CD Review: Bless Up by Ernest Ranglin

Ernest Ranglin’s new CD entitled Bless Up is a great addition to a very impressive collection of music. Ernest has demonstrated his skills for original rhythms from his homeland, alternating between Ska and Dub. The album is fused with a couple of jazz versions ‘Bra from Kilimanjaro’ and ‘Good Friends’. ‘Follow On’, ‘Rock Me Steady’ and ‘Mystic Blue’ are examples of great fusion, complementing a fine Ska brass sound with a Dub rhythm section. Bless Up is highly recommended for all, simply great enjoyment.

Raison D’Etre

Widely considered one of the best live venues in London, it has been a while since I’ve visited the Jazz Caféi n Camden.  Jazz Café has probably been my favourite venue since its opening in the spring of 1991, and I have seen some of the greatest modern jazz artists there. In Jazz Café’s first year of opening I saw Jackie McLean, Robin Eubanks, Greg Osby, Barbara Dennerlein, James Blood Ulmer, Zawinul Syndicate and Tony Williams.

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